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1,248 Ratings

Farewell My Concubine

Ba wang bie ji

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, Hong Kong, 1993
Drama, LGBTQ+, Romance


From the twenties to the seventies, from the Warlord era to the communist Cultural Revolution, the story of two actors and a concubine in the fifty years that changed China.

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Farewell My Concubine Directed by Chen Kaige

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1993 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1994 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Critics reviews

As a film that is ambitious in scope and grand in its design, Farewell My Concubine fittingly and successfully conveys the art of opera in all its own distinct pageantry and spectacle… It’s a wonderful movie, a heartfelt epic and a studied ode to a particular profession. It is a magnificently visual film as well, with detailed and elaborate set-pieces heightened by a unified interplay of sights and sounds, color and music.
May 22, 2016
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